Before you start a course

Shrewsbury College has a wide range of subjects suitable for all interests and abilities, allowing you to progress through the levels and qualifications. We offer impartial information, advice and guidance on what you can study, as well as advice events offering more specific information from course tutors like how your course could help you progress.

Full-time courses - If you’re leaving School in the near future and want to know more about your options, please contact the Admissions Team on 01743 342346. Online applications open on 3 November for courses starting in September 2018.

Part-time courses - If you want to start a hobby or gain a qualification for a future career move, the Course Advice Team can help. You can ring them on 01743 342333 or drop in for a chat between 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday to Thursday and 8:30am - 4:30pm, Friday, throughout the year. Email

If you cannot find the course you want please contact us. If you require information in another format, such as large print or Braille, please contact us or ask at reception.

Access to Higher Education

The Access to Higher Education courses lead to an OCNWMR qualification in Health Studies, Business and Management or Social Sciences with Humanities, which are nationally recognised qualifications that are accepted by universities. Topics studied include: Psychology, Sociology, Human Biology, Literature, History, Economics, Finance and Law. Advanced Learner Loans are available for those aged 19+. For those... Find out more


A profession in accounting offers a wide range of career opportunities including auditing, consulting, corporate finance, tax planning, self-employment and much more. We offer Level 2 to 4 Diplomas in Accounting (AAT), accommodating all skill levels from school leavers to business professionals and those seeking a change in career path. Each completion of an AAT Level is... Find out more

Art & Design

We live in a visual world where everything we consume can be linked to the creative industries in some way; from advertising, design, visual arts, film, TV, animation, photography, computer games, interactive media, illustration, fashion, interior design, theatre, dance, music, set design and jewellery. An artist or designer is instrumental in the creation of each... Find out more


With the housing market booming and confidence in the economy returning, the construction industry’s growth will rely on a new influx of skilled tradespeople. Whether you are looking to get a first job in the construction industry, looking for a change of career or just want to learn new skills for a DIY... Find out more

Business & Management

Whether you are a young entrepreneur or wanting to upskill and gain a qualification to improve your career progression, we have a course for you. We can even help you gain the organisational skills and attention to detail to support the smooth running of a company or business. We will provide you with the knowledge... Find out more

Carpentry and Joinery

Carpenters work with timber on building sites or in customers' homes and construct, fit or repair doors, window frames, staircases, floorboards, cupboards, traditional cut roofs, roof trusses and partitions. Bench joiners are based in a workshop and manufacture timber products such as doors, window frames, staircases and cabinets. They use traditional woodworking tools, specialised power... Find out more

Computing & IT

Our choice of computing and IT courses range from introductory classes, to full-time BTEC Level 2 and 3 courses, up to HNC and HND programmes which focus on modern web and software development, networking and IT technologies. Our very popular Level 3 courses include a wide range of units, which provide students with a choice of progression pathways... Find out more


Increased pressures are being felt by people from all walks of life, creating a demand for the treatment of conditions like anxiety, depression and stress. To address these needs the Government is raising the profile of psychological therapies offered by health services, relying on a pool of qualified counsellors. For those interested in counselling, we... Find out more

Creative Media & Games Design

Our courses - awarded by the University of the Arts, London - cover Levels 2 and Level 3 in Creative Media Production and progress to various HE course options. Practical hands-on projects using industry standard software and hardware will allow you to develop your creative skills and knowledge through a variety of media such as digital graphics,... Find out more

Early Years

Within the early years sector there are a variety of employment opportunities in the statutory, private or voluntary areas, allowing you to fulfil your passion in giving children the best possible start in life. We will help you to start a career in childcare, regardless of your qualifications, whether you aspire to be a support... Find out more

Electrical Installation

With the housing market booming and confidence in the economy returning, the construction industry’s growth will rely on a new influx of skilled tradespeople. We have a variety of electrical training courses to prepare you as a future electrician in a trade that will always be in demand by the public and be... Find out more

Engineering & Welding

We offer a wide range of courses at both full-time and part-time from Level 1 through to Level 5 Foundation Degrees. You will be able to study in specialisms such as Fabrication and Welding, Milling and Turning Metals, CNC Machining, Product Design, CAD, Electronics and Robotics. We also offer various Apprenticeships in Engineering from Intermediate Level 2, through... Find out more

Fashion & Textiles

Our exciting courses provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and practical skills in a variety of fashion disciplines. You will be based at our fully equipped studio in Shrewsbury where you will be encouraged to develop your creativity and technical skills as the course progresses. On each course you will explore areas including... Find out more

GCSEs & A Levels

Shrewsbury College’s Maths & English Academy enables students to continue working towards gaining their GCSEs alongside their main qualification. GCSE English Language and Maths can be studied alongside full-time courses or separately on a part-time basis. We also offer a choice of A Levels to study alongside certain two year Level 3 qualifications, allowing... Find out more

Hair, Beauty & Therapies

Courses cover a wide spectrum from Levels 1-3 in Hairdressing, Barbering, Make-up and Nail Technician and Beauty Therapy to a Level 3 in Complementary Therapies. We offer Apprenticeships at intermediate and advanced levels in both hairdressing and beauty. As a student you will be training in the impressive, purpose-built facilities of our commercial hair and beauty... Find out more

Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care is the third biggest employer in Shropshire and one of the few areas in today's economic climate with a growing number of vacancies. Our Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas will allow you to explore a wide range of health and social care issues whilst picking up the skills and qualifications needed... Find out more

Hospitality & Catering

The demand for chefs and front of house within this sector is high and the skills set you will acquire will equip you for a wide range of career opportunities anywhere in the world. In-house competitions and workshops are held regularly and students regularly win awards at local and national culinary competitions. Having the College... Find out more


We have a variety of evening programmes at either beginner, intermediate or advanced level allowing you to broaden your horizons through vibrant conversation with your tutor and fellow students. Develop expertise in essential skills such as explaining, persuading and negotiating or master common situations such as direction seeking, handling money or ordering meals in restaurants. Find out more

Motor Vehicle

We offer a wide range of courses at both full-time and part-time from Level 1 through to Level 3. You will be able to study and develop skills in areas such as vehicle diagnostics, vehicle maintenance, vehicle valeting and Fabrication and Welding. We also offer various Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle at both Intermediate Level 2 and Advanced Level 3... Find out more

Music & Music Technology

Our Level 3 Music Technology courses range from a 1 year Foundation Diploma to a 2 year Extended Diploma. Our higher education courses include HNC Music Production (1 year full-time) and HND Music Production (2 years full-time) and are the equivalent to the first and second year of a degree course respectively. They have natural progression routes to university where... Find out more

Performing Arts

Our highly practical and intensive courses include Level 2 and 3 and HNC/HND Performing Arts (Performance). They are enhanced through a balance of the three main disciplines of dance, acting and singing. You will develop a real feel for the Performing Arts industry through regular workshops from professionals and performances each term at professional venues. Our... Find out more


By developing your skills and knowledge in photography and post-production editing, you will have the opportunity to explore a range of techniques and genres and develop your own photographic style, including studio-based, fashion, location, portraiture, still-life, mixed-media and landscape. You will be based in our professionally equipped arts school, where we have a new state-of-the-art... Find out more


With the housing market booming and confidence in the economy returning, the construction industry’s growth will rely on a new influx of skilled tradespeople. We have a variety of training courses to prepare you as a future plumber or gas engineer in a trade that will always be in demand by the public... Find out more

Preparation Routes

The Work Ready programme includes work experience and focuses on giving you the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping you progress to suitable employment or an Apprenticeship. College Ready is designed to develop your academic skills, preparing you for entry to a Level 2 college course. The Supported Internship involves a work placement... Find out more

Public Uniformed Services

The Public Services sector offers a range of career options, all working at the heart of our community, to help aid and protect the public. Options range from prison officer to highways agency, however the majority choose the armed forces, fire brigade, police or nursing. Positions often hold great responsibility and job security is generally... Find out more

Sport & Outdoor Activities

Our extensive range of courses cover many aspects of the sport industry giving you the opportunity to further your knowledge, develop your practical skills and gain the experience that will prepare you for a career in an exciting and dynamic growth industry. Progressing through the different levels of courses will provide opportunities to take in-depth... Find out more


Teaching is one of the more stable/reliable careers, with many opportunities for personal and professional development, as well as the option to progress to management roles including head of department, deputy head and head teacher. Teaching has many rewards from the financial to the sense of helping other people develop. Shrewsbury College has a... Find out more

Travel & Tourism

Our Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism can lead on to a university course or straight into employment in fields as diverse as travel agents, holiday reps, cabin crew and tour managers. You could also be working in a variety of settings including airports, offices, hotels, theme parks, holiday resorts and cruise ships. Being a... Find out more

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